Inflammatory anemia - Definition

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Inflammatory anemia is the consequence of a lack of iron due to an inflammatory system disorder and another associated pathology. Among the first symptoms are fever and significant weakness, but these signs are variable. The seriousness and the treatment for this type of anemia depend on the causal pathology. The main causes of inflammatory anemia are cancer, rheumatic diseases like rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, or infectious diseases. The treatment of the cause is essential, otherwise the transfusion of red blood cells can be used as treatment.